MLS Number 1404357
Grand Isle Forest is a 98+- acre tract of recently harvested timberland. The acreage consists of a lightly stocked forest of mixed wood. Spruce, tamarac, maple, birch and aspen were all encountered on the property. The topography of the property as you enter on the eastern edge rises from about 700 feet above sea level to 800 at the height and slopes down towards a small valley floor of about 620 feet above sea level. The land has a varied terrain from flat to sloped and some steep areas. There is an existing shared gravel road with the abutting land owner that leads to the height of the land. There are several potential building sites on the property. The soils of the property are very good and predominantly well drained loams.
The property is readily accessible from Route 1, yet private. This is an ideal off-grid or grid-tied, private home site. From the height of the property the ability to obtain panoramic views of the St. John Valley can be had as well as perfect solar orientation for that off-grid home. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain an accessible, private, wooded parcel with farm class soils that has views, a nearby trout stream and abundant wildlife at a great price. Call today to request a personal viewing of Grand Isle Forest.
There are no water features on the property, but the nearby St. John River is readily seen from the property. Daigle Brook flows near the property’s western edge. Nearby lakes, brooks and rivers offer water recreational opportunities like canoeing, fishing and boating.
The 98+- acres of Grand Isle Forest have farm class soils that grow everything well, including the mixed wood timber that is well stocked throughout the acreage. Remnants of farm fields are found on the eastern edge of the property. There are several remaining Christmas trees left on the property from when a portion of it was planted with this crop. The varied terrain of the parcel has opportunities for home sites, food plots and hiking trails.
Grand Isle Area
Grand Isle is located in northern Aroostook County near the border crossing communities of Van Buren and Madawaska. Named for the Grande Isle located in the St John River, the population of this lightly populated area was 462 in 2010. The area is farm and forest land, with a rich Acadian heritage. The area is blessed with four seasons to enjoy. Winter is the longest season so winter sports and recreation make this a destination for snow mobile enthusiasts as well as dog team racers and biathletes.
Spring, summer and fall are especially beautiful times to live in northern Aroostook County. The numerous lakes, rivers, streams and ponds are frequently visited by fishing enthusiasts in pursuit of Maine’s cold water species of salmon and trout. The waters of the St. John River have a growing population of muskellunge, and the annual Musky Derby in nearby Fort Kent has fisherman from across the country competing for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes for winning anglers.
ATV enthusiasts have a vast trail network throughout Aroostook County to explore. Most of the communities in this area have made allowances to welcome riders into the business areas to reach dining, fuel and other businesses. The vast tracts of timberland, farm fields, rolling hills and breathtaking vistas are waiting for you to come and explore. Hunting for large whitetail bucks and numerous grouse in countless covers can fill your autumn calendar.
Shopping opportunities are available on both sides of the border. Nearby Presque Isle has its Aroostook Centre Mall and across the border in Edmunston, NB Canada you can find the Madawaska Centre. Healthcare is found at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle as well as the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. Higher education is available at the University of Maine campuses in both Presque Isle and Fort Kent. Come home to Grand Isle where you can live, work, learn and play.
Listed by Rick Theriault of United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine